- Suicide Attack on Al-Quds Rally, 42 Innocent Shia Muslims Martyred in Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan — At least 42 people were martyred Friday in a suicide attack targeting a Shiite Muslim al Quds rally in Pakistan’s southwest city of Quetta, the latest in a string of sectarian attacks.
- Rare Quran Inscribed by Aurangzeb to Be Auctioned
A 300-year-old manuscript of the Quran, parts of which were inscribed by the son of the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal, will soon be auctioned by its Emirati owner in Germany.
- Over 13,000 embraced Islam in Dubai
The emirate of Dubai is seeing waves of conversion to Islam over the last 14 years, particularly during the holy month of Ramadan, according to a top official.
- French fast food chain’s menu sparks debate
French fast food chain Quick has begun serving halal-only food in 22 of its outlets, targeting France’s large Muslim population, an underexploited market that has long been ignored by big business.
- Flood victims’ protests hamper Pakistan aid efforts
Pakistan — Angry outbursts by flood victims reliant on scarce aid are hampering relief work in Pakistan, the Red Cross said, as the nation struggles to cope with its worst-ever natural disaster.
- Uzbekistan bans public breaking of Ramzan fast
TASHKENT: Uzbekistan has banned the public breaking of the daily Ramadan fast, an Uzbek cleric said Friday, after local Islamic religious authorities condemned “lavish” celebrations by rich believers.
- OIC and IFA call for Directing Muslims’ Zakat to the Pakistani People.
The Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA) of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) issued a statement supporting the appeal of the Secretary General, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, to all Muslim peoples in the world to direct their zakat to the Pakistani people suffering from the effects of the floods which hit Pakistan since nearly a month ago.
- One dead in attack on Azerbaijan mosque
Gunmen opened fire on Friday on a crowd outside a mosque, killing one person and wounding another, in Azerbaijan’s Gumbashly village near the border with Iran, local media reported.
- Afghan Central Bank backs private bank
The governor of Afghanistan’s Central Bank says he will not allow Kabul Bank, considered as the country’s biggest private financial institution, to collapse.